Metallic Mulberry Top

Fashion, Style

Metallic’s are hot right now and an unexpected way to work them into your wardrobe is through your tops.  A lot of people are wearing gold and silver jeans, but this pleated Mulberry shirt is a perfect example of how to put an unexpected twist on one of the latest trends.
Because the shirt is such a statement piece the rest of the outfit should be kept relatively simple in terms of shape and color.  The black Lanvin skirt compliments the shirt without overpowering it.  I wouldn’t describe the clutch as simple, but it’s a little pop of fun.

The booties are amazing, and while they do make a statement they don’t overwhelm the ensemble, simply add to it.  The jewelry ties the bright gold of the clutch in with the rest of the outfit and plays off of the metallic theme.

Sometimes when wearing metallics I think it’s fun to work in more than one shade, like gold and silver.  But I think this shirt needs a plain palate to play off of so I stuck to black.  I love this look, and the top is one of my favorite items right now!

Shirt MULBERRY

Skirt LANVIN

Clutch MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Booties CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

Earrings KATE SPADE

Bracelet YVES SAINT LAURENT

Ring YVES SAINT LAURENT

Obsessed: Maria Grachvogel Emperor Coat; Winter White

Fashion, Obsessions

I’ve always been a fan of winter white, but this Maria Grachvogel jacket takes the meaning of winter white to an entire new level.

It’s even more beautiful when it’s open and is just allowed to fall naturally.  It makes the most gorgeous shape.

Super long coats are really in right now, and though to some this coat may almost look like a bathrobe, I think the fabulous detailing makes it oh-so-chic.  Look at how beautiful it is up close:

The details combined with simplicity are what makes this coat so amazing.  If not this one, a winter white jacket is a necessity to any winter wardrobe!

Photos: ShopBop.com

DVF Dress with Nikita Cat Eye Tom Fords

Fashion, Style

I have loved Kourtney Kardashian‘s cat eye sunglasses from the moment I saw them.  Here she is wearing the Nikita by Tom Ford along with her fab riding boots:

I decided to pair the amazing frames with this Aztec-ish, DVF, body hugging dress.  A fun way to mix things up is by pairing simple, streamline dresses like this one, with very structured accessories.  The jacket is called the “long blazer” implying structure in it’s name.  It works well with the dress because of the contrast.  I like that when you take the coat off your shape looks that much more amazing because nobody was expecting it.

This clutch is amazing and very architectural.  It pairs very well with the color blocked Louboutins.  The earrings add the perfect, face framing pop of color.  If you’re not a fan of color swap them out for something a little bit more understated (but how could you not like these?!)  This outfit is very New York.  Love it!

Dress DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

Jacket THE ROW

Earrings IRENE NEUWIRTH

Clutch MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

Sunglasses TOM FORD

Shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Marchesa Cocktail Dress

Fashion, Style

I’ve used this color palate of burgundy and mustard before, but never for evening wear.  I absolutely LOVE this Marchesa cocktail dress.  It’s very structural but the cutout fabric softens it.  Sleek accessories, like the patent clutch and the YSL pumps, compliment the dress perfectly.The lines hit the body in the perfect place to give you a little extra oomph in the hourglass department.  The pleating at the waist is very flattering on women who have more of a straight figure.

The earrings and ring may be a little out there for some, but I love the combination with the dress!  I think it adds some playfulness.  If you’re not a fan you can easily swap them out for a pair of big diamond (or CZ) studs or some beautiful drop earrings.

Dress MARCHESA

Shoes YVES SAINT LAURENT

Clutch HUNTING SEASON

Ring and Earrings ERICKSON BEAMON

Deck the Halls with Markus Lupfer

Fashion, Style

Halloween is this Monday, and you know what that means.  It will soon be time to start decorating for Christmas (and, of course, Hanukkah.)  But the early holiday décor should not be limited to twinkly lights and glittery trees.  With the help of Markus Lupfer, we can deck ourselves with fab, sequin reindeer sweaters.
We’re all familiar with the dreary, sad holiday sweaters that our lower school teachers would begin to wear the week before winter break, similar to this one:

I know…it’s unfortunate that something this heinous even exists.  But now, thanks to some sequins and our deer friend Markus, holiday sweaters have been reborn.  The important thing to notice is that he didn’t make it too literal.  The red scarf adds an element of Christmas that makes the whole outfit really pop.  I also love how the patent Y on the bag mimics the shape of the antlers.

Add a pair of Louboutin booties and a YSL bag, and I guarantee you’ll be the chicest, reindeer sweater-wearing diva the holiday season has ever seen.

Sweater Dress MARKUS LUPFER

Jacket ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

Booties CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Bag YVES SAINT LAURENT

Earrings ALEXIS BITTAR

Scarf DENIS COLOMB